Parliamentarians are uniquely positioned to promote the Convention, to inspire and to educate on the domestic front, and to connect, exchange and learn at the international level. They consequently play a fundamental role in connecting domestic constituencies and the international community, enabling both to benefit from the novel experiences and ideas of the other.
Examples of parliamentarians' activities:
- approve / ratify the Convention
- take a leadership role in setting priorities that incorporate the main objectives of the Convention
- allocate / adopt budgets that support domestic priorities as well as those supporting international priorities, such as contributing to the International Fund for Cultural Diversity
- adopt new legislation or modify existing laws so that they reflect the principles and objectives of the Convention
- hold policy debates with public authorities, civil society, the private sector and small and medium-sized cultural enterprises
- bring the Convention to their constituents through cultural events and awareness-raising activities, and adapting the Convention's language to reflect the needs and realities of their constituencies